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Rio Lagartos and Las Coloradas


The North Coast of the Yucatan is a treasure trove of hidden gems. Let us take you away from the Caribbean for a day to explore the unique pink lagoons and coastal mangrove rivers packed with wildlife, to the salt flats home to the largest flock of pink flamingo in North America. 

A nature lover's dream, the Rio Lagartos nature reserve is a fascinating environment to explore by boat. The salt-water river winds its way through dense mangrove forest home to hundreds of bird species and crocodiles, leading us  to the breeding ground of the enigmatic pink flamingo. Decide for yourself which is the more impressive sight - the flock of thousands of pink birds or the deep pink color of the waters. The fact that few travelers venture this far only adds to the beauty and authentic vibe of the village of Las Coloradas, where we walk sandy streets and eat straight from the fishermen's catch. 

This is a truly worthwhile experience full of unique vistas and incredible photo opportunities. We top it off by visiting a fantastic cenote to freshen up on the return journey home. The cenotes of Yucatan are just as varied as around Tulum, but with virtually none of the visitors. Trust us, you are in for a real treat.


Pristine nature reserve

Pink lagoons

Birdlife, flamingos & crocodiles

Authentic fisherman vibes & lunch



  • Available on Tuesdays and Thursdays



  • Transportation in air-conditioned Van

  • Mexico Kan Tours guide

  • All entrance fees

  • Water and snacks (fruit, seeds and granola bars)

  • Lunch

"Yucatan At its Finest!"...

Rio Lagartos Tour

Rio Lagartos Tour

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  • 7am : Pick up

  • Road to Rio Lagartos

  • Rio Lagartos by boat

  • Lunch

  • Visit las Coloradas pink lagoons

  • Swim in a stunning Cenote

  • 7pm : Drop Off


  • Those interested in beautiful landscapes and nature photography

  • Great for a family day out or simply to get away from the busier Riviera Maya for something more off the beaten track.

  • Please note there is a travel time of 3 hours from Tulum to Rio Lagartos

Bird photography



We recommend that clients bring:


- Comfortable clothes and shoes (sport sandals ok)

- Bathing suit, sun glasses, towel

- Camera & binoculars

- Sun protection (bio degradable, but preferably clothes to aid with sun protection)

- Insect repellent (eco friendly)

- Water sandals

- Some cash


Please note that there are no ATM machines in the area, nor do any of the vendors accept credit cards.


The guides, drivers and waitress appreciate tips for their excellent service. Anyway it s also thanks to them that you will leave with many great memories!


Minimum participants :

Most of our group tours require a minimum of 4 people to run the tour. If we do not hit this minimum, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, in which case we will contact you to offer an alternative tour or send a refund.


Pick Up Time :

Please be aware that we will communicate your pick up time via a personalized email and it will vary from the automatic pick up time sent by the booking platform as we have to calculate it manually depending on your hotel/airbnb location.

Drop Off Time :

Please be aware that drop off time vary depending on hotel/villas locations and the rythm of each group.


Cancellation policy :

Each tour should be booked by paying a deposit.

  • In case of cancellation more than 24 hrs before the pickup, we do not charge you any cost and will give you back your deposit.

  • In case of cancellation between 24 and 12 hrs before the pickup México Kan Tours will take your deposit in order to pay for the costs already made.

  • In case of cancellation less than 12 hrs before the pick up or in case of no show we will charge you 100% of the total amount of your tour.


Credit card payments have a fee up to 7% depending on Credit Cards. We recommend bringing cash. 
Our prices are in USD. Please be aware that we work with a monthly based exchange rate for Payments in Pesos or Euros.
When you book your tour, you will receive a confirmation email with all the details.

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